Giulia Orioli

Ritratto di Giulia Orioli


Orioli, G., Filippetti, M. L., Gerbino, W., Dragovic, D., & Farroni, T. (2017). Trajectory Discrimination and Peripersonal Space Perception in Newborns. Infancy, 1–16.

Filippetti, M. L., Orioli, G., Johnson, M. H., & Farroni, T. (2015). Newborn body perception: sensitivity to spatial congruency. Infancy, 20(4), 455-465.

Orioli, G., Filippetti, M.L., Gerbino, W, Dragovic, D, & Farroni, T. (2014). Newborns Are Sensitive to Impending Collision Within Their Peripersonal Space. In Paolo Bernardis, Carlo Fantoni, Walter Gerbino (Eds.), TSPC2014. Proceedings of the Trieste Symposium on Perception and Cognition, November 27-28 (66-68), Trieste: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste.

Publications in preparation/under review

Orioli, G., Bremner, A.J., & Farroni, T. Newborns’ integration of audiovisual trajectories in the space surrounding the body.

Orioli, G., & Farroni, T. Perception and integration of unimodal and multimodal trajectories in infancy.


Orioli, G.; Thomas, R.L.; Bhattacharya, J.; Farroni, T.; Bremner, A.J. (May 2017). Effects of auditory trajectories (towards or away from the observer) on visual ERPs in 5-month-old human infants. Talk presented in organized symposium, titled The Development of Multisensory Space in Early Life: Perception, Integration and Attention at the International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF), Nashville, Tennessee.

Orioli, G.; Farroni, T. (May 2017). Peripersonal space boundaries in newborns. Poster presented at the International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF), Nashville, Tennessee.

Orioli, G.; Dragovic, D.; Farroni, T. (May 2016). Detecting the boundaries of newborns' peripersonal space. Poster presented at the International Congress on Infant Studies (ICIS), New Orleans, Louisiana.

Orioli, G.; Filippetti, M.L.; Farroni, T. (June 2015). Detection of trajectories at birth: the role of uni- and multisensory information. Poster presented at the International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF), Pisa, Italy.

Orioli, G.; Filippetti, M.L.; Cappellotto, M.C.; Farroni, T. (January 2015). Near and far from me: collision perception in newborns. Poster presented at the Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development (BCCCD), Budapest, Hungary.

Orioli G.; Filippetti M.L.; Gerbino, W.; Dragovic, D.; & Farroni, T. (November 2014). Newborns are sensitive to impending collision within their peripersonal space. Talk presented at the Trieste Symposium on Perception and Cognition (TSPC), Trieste, Italy.



2017: Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lab Coordinator at the InfantLab at Goldsmiths, University of London (London, UK)

Research Experience

2015 – 2017 Visiting PhD student and Visiting Research Fellow at the InfantLab at Goldsmiths, University of London (London, UK)

2014 – 2017 PhD in Psychological Sciences at the Department of Developmental Psychology, University of Padova (Padova, IT)

2013 Postgraduate research internship at the Paediatric Unit of the Hospital of Monfalcone (IT)


2014 - 2017 PhD in Psychology – Doctor Europaeus (Summa cum Laude);  University of Padova (Padova, IT). Thesis: Peripersonal space representation in the first year of life: a behavioural and electroencephalographic investigation of the perception of unimodal and multimodal events taking place in the space surrounding the body. Supervisor: Prof Teresa Farroni

2010 – 2013 Master of Science in Neurosciences (110/110, cum laude); University of Padova (Padova, IT). Thesis: Newborns dealing with their body image: a study on the role of intermodal calibration and contingency detection for the development of body awareness. Supervisor: Prof Teresa Farroni

2007 – 2010 Bachelor of Science in Developmental Psychology (108/110);  University of Padova (Padova, IT). Thesis: Adults’ glance at children experiences: use of psychological lexicon in narratives by fathers of 5 and 9 years old children. Supervisor: Prof Camilla Gobbo


Small Research Grant (co-applicant), British Academy/The Leverhulme Trust (UK) (£ 9801) – Awarded September 2017, "The origins of the neural basis of peripersonal space in human infancy", Principal Investigator: Prof Andrew J. Bremner

Research Bursary, University of Padova (IT) and Pro Beneficentia Stiftung (LIE) (€ 3600), awarded June 2017

Travel Grant, Guarantors of Brain (£ 1000) – Awarded May 2017 to attend the International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF) in Nashville, Tennessee.


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